woodsghost wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:02 am
Obviously I cannot speak for Rick. I can say for me, I like the idea of the forward sling swivel being further from the muzzle so I know it won't get caught up with it or get shot off on accident. I also feel having the slings mounted on the bottom of a gun causes the gun to roll/flip and leave the loading gate staring up at the sky when left hanging on a sling. Those mounts Rick references leave the loading gate pointing down towards the ground, leaving the gun in a more ready position when hanging from the body.
For me, my Maverick has a sling attached on the provided points. the sling cost maybe $5 and is a surplus M16 sling. I think the swivels cost more than the sling. I would like to mount things the way Rick has his, but for now I carry with a traditional sling & ready position. Which I cannot find examples of at the moment because I need to wake my kiddo and get going to work. But I think if you google "2 point sling ready" or "2 point sling rifle fast reaction" or something similar you can find the ready positions.
Again, I cannot speak for Rick. If he has more, I"m all ears. I just have my own experiences, and my current $$ limitations.
Okay, yeah, now I understand. Truth be told, I really don't see a need for a setup like that for my individual needs
. For the average, fit & able person? Yes, no question that this is a good setup. For an overweight, 62-year-old, old fart with bad knees and hips who needs a cane and 10 minutes to get the mail from the end of his 50' driveway? Just not seeing it. Maybe a scabbard mount for the mobility scooter I may need in the near future, yeah, but a patrol style setup is vast overkill. Now, I do somewhat agree with you about relocating the sling attachment away from the muzzle. That was a big concern I had with my last shotty that was this one's twin. And you know what? It never became a problem. I carried it slung on my shoulder for many a hunting trip in upstate NY, left it hanging on a hook in the hall closet for a time, stored it in a custom cabinet in the bedroom when my kids were young enough that keeping it out of their reach was a concern, and never once did that sling ever get in front of the muzzle and become a problem. Could it happen? Sure, anything is possible and that is very close proximity. Mossberg even warns about it in the manual as being something you need to take care about, but in years of owning that gun, I never found it to be an issue.
I am still keeping an open mind though and I want to continue to get advice and opinions from you guys. You all give good advice and, just because I may reject a bit of advice doesn't mean I think it's bad advice, just that I don't think it's viable for me.